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January 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Commission gives Jackson $250,000 for SET plant

The Clarke County Commission Tuesday agreed to contribute $250,000 to help construct a new rail spur to serve a new Jackson industry that is expected to open later this year. More...

Paul to run for district judge

Clarke County’s first district judge is seeking election to the post 35 years after initially holding the position. Billy Max Paul of Grove Hill is running for the judgeship in the Democratic primary March 13. More...

Funding cuts addressed at CCARC

Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) Director Zelia Baugh, advocates of and people who receive services from Clarke County Arc (CCARC) and Education Center for Independence (ECI) in Washington County, discussed the issue of a $5 million shortfa More...

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A strange case in Baldwin County

Last month the District of Columbia Court of Appeals upheld a judge’s contempt order against two Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyers who participated in the failed prosecution of the late Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska in 2009. More...

From the Editor’s Desk

Old fashioned villains

Somehow in his young life, Turner has developed a fascination with the animated Spiderman series. More...

Religion

Spiritually Speaking

Call on the name of Jesus

When we finish the work on our house I hope I won’t run out of things to write about. Hopefully it won’t be a problem. The other day I moved our refrigerator freezer from the old kitchen area to the new kitchen area. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Singing Feb. 5 Thomasville Independent Baptist Church, located at 26 West Front Street, will have a singing Sunday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. featuring the Happiness Hills Girls Home of Union, Miss. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Sports

A great day on the diamond

This past Saturday, the Thomasville Amateur Baseball Association, organizers and hosts of the annual Thomasville Baseball Winter Clinic, held their 23rd consecutive clinic here in Thomasville. More...

Hayes 4A Lineman of the Year

Thomasville High School’s Tyler Hayes was named as the 4A Lineman of the Year this past Wednesday, January 18, at the Alabama Sports Writers Association annual Player of the Year Awards Luncheon held at the Alabama Activities Center in Montgome More...

Lady Tigers down JHS

This past Friday, January 20, the Thomasville High School Lady Tiger basketball team picked up their first win over the Jackson High School Lady Aggies since the 2010 season, defeating them before an enthusiastic Thomasville crowd in the Tiger gymnas More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Howie

James Donald Howie, 22, a welder of Thomasville, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. He was born Nov. 10, 1989 in Seguin, Texas. He attended the Springfield Methodist Protestant Church. Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. More...

Huckabee

Bruce Cogle Huckabee, 83, of Kimbrough died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at his home. He was born Dec. 24, 1928 in Sweet Water. He was a former logger and a member of County Line Baptist Church. Mr. Huckabee was a U.S. Army veteran. More...

McGowin

Martha McGowin, 91, of Jackson died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 at her home. She was born November 1, 1920 in Meridian, Miss. to Helen Warner McGowin and Wallace Elbert McGowin. More...

Saban visits THS

University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban made a return visit to Thomasville High School this week. More...

Stuckey sworn in as new TPD chief

Mitchell Stuckey was sworn in as the new Thomasville Police Chief at Monday night's Thomasville City Council meeting. Stuckey was sworn in by Judge J.R. Morgan (right). More...

Scruggs to run for Circuit Clerk

Summer Scruggs, a native of Clarke County, has announced she will run on the Republican ticket for the office of Circuit Clerk on Tuesday, March 13. More...

McCorquodale seeks Circuit Clerk job

Carrah H. McCorquodale announced this week that she will seek the office of Circuit Clerk of Clarke County. She is seeking the Republican nomination. More...

United Way close to its goal

Thanks to the outstanding efforts and dedication of Lou Boykin, Clarke County campaign chair, along with her campaign cabinet and loaned executives, Sommer Keith and Kim Nelson of Capstone Bank, United Way of Southwest Alabama is very close to meetin More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Meeting scheduled for Jan. 30 VFW Post 5106 and its Ladies Auxiliary will have their regular monthly meeting Monday, Jan. 30. The ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. and the men will meet at 7 p.m. All members are invited to attend. More...

People

Thank You

You enriched my life with all the ways you reached out to me during my recent hospital stay and my recovery at home. You have brought me food, sent cards, called me and most of all prayed for my recovery. More...

Dravitan Club presents program on MLK

The Martin Luther King, Jr. program sponsored by the Dravitan Civic Club was conducted Monday, Jan. 16. The initial celebration started at the A. L. Martin Complex. Jewel Hawthorne extended greetings. More...

Swapping Recipes & Sharing Memories

Superwoman comes to the rescue again

When I got back to the office, Tuesday morning, I checked for hidden cameras or transmitting bugs. Thursday and Friday of last week, I “worked” on my column. Had two of them. And was not happy with either one of them. More...

School

Collins visits accounting class at THS

Mrs. Larrimore's accounting class at Thomasville High School recently had a visit from Mrs. Fredia Collins of Collins Tax and Accounting Services. More...

THS School News

Softball shirts on sale until Feb. 1

Only 81 school days left until the end of another great year at THS! While I sometimes wish that I could blink my eyes and it be May, I know that all my classmates and I need to savor this time we have together; it’s going by way too fast. More...

Mazie L. Johnson Reading Initiative to celebrate African American history month

The Mazie L. Johnson Reading Initiative, a nonprofit community based reading organization, will sponsor a mother/son, father/daughter dinner and dance at the F. S. Ervin Elementary School in Pine Hill Saturday, Feb. 25 beginning at 6:30 p.m. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

No new marriages listed for week of 1/26/12. More...

Property deeds listed

Jan. 10-17Charles R. Brown, toRussell K. Wilson.John Lynn Jr., to JohnLynn Jr.Alonzo Stallworth, toDozier Holdings, LLC.Elaine S. Hodge, to RoxieH. Sellers.Kevin C. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 17-24 include: Emily Marie Lawson, 24, drug court, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...